FractalArt: Generates colorful wallpapers

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This application generates colorful images as a wallpaper

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Dependencies base (>4 && <5), directory, filepath, JuicyPixels, mwc-random, primitive, random, vector [details]
License MIT
Copyright 2016 Tom Smeets
Author Tom Smeets
Category Graphics
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Source repo head: git clone git://
Uploaded by TomSmeets at 2016-05-06T13:54:36Z
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Executables FractalArt
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Fractal Art

This program generates colorful Wallpapers.


These are optional

It automatically detects your screen resolution.

Command Argument Description Default
-w, --width Integer sets width of the generated image Screen Width
-h, --height Integer sets height of the generated image Screen Height
-f, --file Path specify filename and path ~/.fractalart/wallpaper.bmp
-n, --no-bg don't set the wallpaper


####Arch Linux

This package is available in the AUR as fractalart-git.

####Building manually

Make sure you have stack and zlib installed.

Then do:

$ git clone
$ cd FractalArt
$ stack install

Your executable will copied to your local-bin path. For Unix systems this path is $HOME/.local/bin and on Windows %APPDATA%\local\bin.


If you want a new wallpaper each time you start your PC, put the executable into a startup folder.

For Windows 7 this folder is located at: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

but can also be found in: Start Menu -> All Programs


On Linux you have to set your wallpaper path to: ~/.fractalart/wallpaper.bmp

And somehow run the program on startup.


You can add ~/.cabal/bin to your path

or move dist/build/FractalArt/FractalArt inside /usr/local/bin/

Create ~/.config/autostart/fractalart.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Fractal Art
Comment=Generate Wallpapers

This will execute the command FractalArt after login.

To set your wallpaper path run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file://$HOME/.fractalart/wallpaper.bmp

Example images